With just a few tweaks, transform a piece of furniture into an upcycled yellow breakfast bar.
We’ve chosen an old writing desk, but you can apply this process to other types of furniture.
- Chalk paint
- Paint rollers
- Masking tape
Step one: Sand
Key the piece with the sandpaper to give it a rough surface for the paint to adhere to.
Step two: Mask
Mask off areas that are remaining wood.
Step three: Paint
Apply as many coats of paint as needed with the roller.
Lightly sand between coats with a fine grit paper.
Step four: Clean
Remove masking tape and smooth out any edges with a damp cloth.
Step five: Varnish
Apply two coats of matt varnish with roller.
Admire your work! Let us know how you get on by tagging @HowToWasteLess and #ReuseStuff on social media.
This upcycling project was originally completed as part of our Design Doc series with help from Shauna Gray and Sophia Steele formerly of Treemendus.